Amuesha, Lorenzo in Peru

Joshua Project has identified the Amuesha only in Peru





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People Name General Amuesha
People Name in Country Amuesha, Lorenzo
Population in Peru 12,000
World Population 12,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 2.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Lorenzo, Yanesha
Country Peru
Region Central and South America
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Central and east Pasco region; Junín, western jungle, headwaters of Pachitea and Perene rivers.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Yanesha (12,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Yanesha 12,000
For Primary Language: Yanesha

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1956-1975)
New Testament Yes   (1978-2008)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible: Yompor Poʼñoñ ñeñt ̃ attõ Yepartseshar Jesucristo eʼ Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film Film / Video
Online Bible text (Scripture Earth) Text / Printed Matter
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.80 %)
45.00 %
Ethnic Religions
55.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
100.0 %
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